1956 50C, FBL (Regular Strike)

Series: Franklin Half Dollars 1948-1963

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

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PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67+FBL

PCGS MS67FBL

PCGS MS67FBL

PCGS #:
86671
Designer:
John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
4,032,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 18,500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 18,500 R-2.8 23 / 35 TIE 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 8,300 R-3.3 32 / 35 32 / 35
Survival Estimate
All Grades 18,500
60 or Better 18,500
65 or Better 8,300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-3.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 35
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 35

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade MS67+FBL PCGS grade

Linda Gail Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15614, $1,762.50 - Otsquago Franklins Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

“Golden Gate FBL Franklins” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

“Northcoast Franklin Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade
4 MS67FBL PCGS grade MS67FBL PCGS grade
4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
MS67+FBL PCGS grade #1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade

Linda Gail Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
#1 MS67+FBL PCGS grade
#4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:15614, $1,762.50 - Otsquago Franklins Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

“Golden Gate FBL Franklins” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS67FBL PCGS grade

“Northcoast Franklin Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67FBL PCGS grade #4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
MS67FBL PCGS grade #4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
#4 MS67FBL PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1956-P Franklin Half Dollar is one of the semi key dates in the series, as it has one of the lower mintages for the Franklin Half Dollar series. A little over 4 million examples were struck, which is considerably low, especially if compared to the mintage of the 1963-D Franklin Half Dollars which has a mintage of over 67 million.

The 1956-P is very common in circulated grades and even up to low Uncirculated grades such as MS60-MS63. In MS64 and MS65 they are a little scarcer but can still be bought in large quantities including in rolls. In MS66 condition they are now scarcer but probably several thousand examples still exist. In MS67 condition they are very difficult to find with less than 50 examples known and none being graded higher.